Featured events in August

Week 1 – 29 July – 04 August 2024. Week 2 - 05 - 11 August 2024fforest Gather is a new kind of holiday. It's Wales’ smallest festival, with only 300 tickets per week. It’s a family friendly holiday of adventures in nature, music, culture, creativity, making, growing and simple pleasures. Stay in unique permanent accommodation plus camping, if you wish.

01 - 04 August 2024. The Green Gathering has the tagline, 'a festival beyond hedonism, powered by wind, sun, people and passion'. This four-day low-impact-living event held is in Chepstow. It has intimate solar-powered stages that showcase up-and-coming acts, legendary favourites, DJs, poets, activists and spellbinding raconteurs, not to mention lots of other things to whet your Earth-friendly whistle.

17 August 2024. Grab your trainers and take on the challenge of trying to beat the historic steam hauled train on the Talyllyn Railway. The Tywyn Rotary Club's annual Race the Train takes place alongside the train on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the remote valley in the Meirionydd mountains. The terrain is varied, including agricultural land, so get ready to get muddy. There are several different lengths of races, including a 14 mile and 3.5 mile race.

A girl sitting on a man's shoulders playing with large bubbles.
A woman in a rolling hoop on a stage.
A stage at a festival in a field.

Green Man Festival, Crickhowell, Mid Wales

17 August 2024. Cardigan River and Food Festival is a not-for-profit event features a range of stalls selling exclusively Welsh produced food and drink, plus local crafts. There are a mixture of workshops and demonstrations, plus a varied programme of local musicians and performers each day.

22 - 25 August 2024. Between the Trees takes place in Candleston Park, Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve, near Bridgend over the Bank Holiday weekend. It's held in ancient woodlands, with indie, contemporary and traditional folk music, art, spoken word, nature and natural science.

25 August 2024. The World Bogsnorkelling Championship takes place each year in Llanwrtyd Wells. People come from far and wide to compete in one of the Lonely Planet’s 50 ‘must do’ things from around the world. 

Enjoy a Ramble and Scramble, child friendly self led walks. The walks start and finish at Burry Port, Llanelli, Pontarddulais and Fishguard and Goodwick railway stations. There's a map to download available in Welsh and English, plus activities to do for each walk.

Accompanied children can now travel free on all Transport for Wales trains, plus there's 2 for 1 entry at Cadw sites when you travel there by train.

nighttime photo of festival.

Between the Trees, Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve

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